Caitriona Balfe
Cast member Caitriona Balfe poses during a photocall for the film "Money Monster" out of competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 12, 2016. Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Producer/writer of “Outlander” Season 2 episode “Je Suis Prest” Matt Roberts has confirmed that there won’t be any more flashback scenes of war for Claire this year. The scenes had shown how she had gone through a traumatic experience in the past, which suddenly came rushing to her mind after seeing the young Scotsmen preparing to go to war.

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In the recently aired episode, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In her mind she kept seeing scenes from the Second World War, during which time she served as a nurse in the British army. Scenes of blood and death made it difficult for her to function normally.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Roberts pointed out that in the book these scenes were “very internal.” Most of these scenes are based on Claire’s thoughts rather than actual flash back scenes in the book.

The writers felt that they weren’t going off the books with these scenes, as they appear in the form of dialogues scattered throughout the book series. The writers wanted to bring all these different exchanges and moments from different books as flashbacks in one episode of “Outlander” Season 2. Roberts has confirmed that there won’t be any more flashback scenes to showcase Claire’s PTSD.

Roberts, however, teased that more PTSD scenes may be featured in future seasons of the TV series. The producer explained that they wanted to show that when the Frasers come together they “solve problems with their connection.” “Bad things happen when they're apart and good things happen when they're together,” he said.

Although fans may want to see the Frasers together all the time in “Outlander” Season 2, some challenges force them to go apart. The couple traveled all the way to France to reconnect, but even there they faced many challenges and stayed apart during crucial moments.